Originally posted Jun 7, 2016
Is there an unlimited need for speed, or are we perfecting buggy whips?
Contrary to some stereotypes, engineers—especially the most effective ones—are both intuitive and creative. The benefits and tradeoffs of intuition are significant, and that’s why I’ve written here about its limits and ways it might be enhanced. As for creativity, I don’t think I understand it very well at all, and would welcome any perspective that will improve my own.